Finding Funding is hard. We're here to make it easier.
This is the place for Tribes & Nonprofits, and Allies, to find the funding they need. Because we know that often the difference between a vision and a reality is a funded budget.
At our Topics - We compile funding opportunities from federal, state and foundation sources and update them all the time. Since our founding in May 2018 we've already listed nearly $100 Million in funding notices.
At our Circles and Courses - Get trainings on grants seeking, research, application, management, demographics, organizational capacity building and more. Along with access to best practice examples and live chat networking.
What do people who've attended say about our trainings? "Excellent" "I'd recommend it" "Useful to my work"
Sign in and find funding - free! After one week free the paid subscription is $19.99/month or $219.99/year - and the yearly subscription works out to getting 1 additional month free too!
One other note - Getting Better @ Doing Good is not a nonprofit, we are a subscription based service dedicated to providing the maximum benefit that we can to our members. This means we will not be seeking a bite from the same 'funding apple' that could and should go entirely to the Tribes or Native Nonprofits that need them most.
I am your host, Wanda Jean Lord. Based on 25 years experience working in Indian Country for Tribes and Native Nonprofits I realized the need to create a place and a way for funding, grant and technical assistance & training information to be easily and readily available - and so here is Getting Better @ Doing Good.
My work is in honor of my Cherokee/Choctaw father, who was taken from his Cherokee mother to foster care, was on his own at 13, later thrived in the military going on to design the fire control systems for nuclear submarines on a GED education, and then founded his own successful government contracting company - my life's work has been focused on helping Native people have what they need to succeed. After attending tribal college (NAES Chicago) studying Native American Community Services and graduate Community Economic Development Master's studies at SNHU - that intention has translated into strategy, development and fundraising work. Over the last 25 years my work has most often produced from $5.02 to $118.00 for every dollar paid me, and up to $15 Million per year in new Awards for Tribes & Native Nonprofits, including PL 93-638 Initial Contract awards (BIA/IHS), and awards from HUD IHBG, EPA GAP, IMLS, DHHS LIHEAP, CCDF, CSBG grants, Energy, Education, multiple kinds of USDA grants and direct loans, and many other state & foundation awards.
My history of designing custom trainings & courses include:
2018 California Indian Basketweavers Assn Board Training 2017 Increasing Funding for Native CDFIs, hosted by Ohkay Owingeh's Cha Piyeh Inc., NM
2016 National Council of Urban Indian Health Board BootCamp, AZ
2014 Seminole Tribe of Florida's Native Learning Center 6th Annual Conference, FL
2014 Association of Fundraising Professionals Annual Conference, RI
2014 Seminole Tribe of Florida's Native Learning Center Sustainability Conference, WI
2013 Tejon Indian Tribe - Tribal Governance & Federal Grants Management, CA
2013 Seminole Tribe of Florida's Native Learning Center Housing Conference, OK
2013 Seminole Tribe of Florida's Native Learning Center Kerretv Webinar Series, FL
2006 Fund Development in Indian Country, Native Americans In Philanthropy, Ft. McDowell, AZ
2005 Tribal Philanthropy Certifications, NIGA, Albuquerque NM
2005 Doing Business in Indian Country, IconNicholson, NYC, NY
2001 Wisdom of the Giveaway Conference, Seattle, WA
and many others
In 2000 I designed the "Wisdom of the Giveaway" regional conference series that brought tribal leaders, nonprofits and foundations together to learn directly from one another; online projects have included facilitating the online learning areas for tribal gaming professionals at the National Indian Gaming Association; providing hands-on trainings to participants at Seminole Tribe's Native Learning Center, Face to face trainings at Native Americans In Philanthropy, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and to Tribes and Native Nonprofits across the country.